Engineering Dual-Degree

Berea College offers a B.S. degree in Engineering Physics designed to prepare students for graduate study or entry into the job market in engineering. For those students who wish to study a more specialized field of engineering, Berea College offers a dual degree program in engineering in cooperation with the University of Kentucky College of Engineering. In this dual degree program, students take the first three years of physics and mathematics coursework in the Engineering Physics degree and complete their general education requirements before transferring to UK for two or more years of professional engineering education. Successful completion of the program leads to a B.S. degree in Engineering Physics from Berea College and a B.S. degree in a specific engineering discipline from the University of Kentucky (biosystems engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, or mining engineering).

The entire dual-degree program normally is completed in five to six years, the initial three or four of which are at Berea College and the subsequent two to three years at the University of Kentucky. Although Berea College does not have a special arrangement with any other engineering schools at this time, Berea students have successfully transferred to engineering programs with other universities upon completion of the dual degree requirements, in consultation with the dual degree engineering advisor.

Students may request permission to participate in Commencement exercises with their classmates even though they elect to have their Berea College degree conferred at a later date.